MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - With as much as a foot of snow possibly making its way to Mount Kisco, local officials have declared a snow emergency and announced temporary parking changes in the village.
On Wednesday, Village Manager Edward Brancati announced that beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday and extending through 4 a.m. on Friday, Mount Kisco would be in a state of snow emergency, establishing emergency parking and traffic regulations.
During the snow emergency, there will be no parking on any public roadway to allow for unimpeded street cleaning when the snow comes. Brancati cautioned that anyone who violates that will be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.
To assist homeowners, there will be free parking in all municipal lots during the emergency, though all vehicles must be removed by noon on Friday, so DPW crews can remove snow from those parking areas once the inclement weather subsides.
Additionally, Brancati added that “no person shall throw or deposit snow upon any plowed portion of any street or roadway,” noting that homeowners are responsible for any private contractors they employ.
Garbage pickup on Thursday will be suspended, and instead collected Friday. Friday’s collection will be picked up on Monday, “provided there is a clear pathway to the garbage cans; if you do not shovel a path, your garbage will only be collected if it is brought curbside for collection."
During the storm, the village has asked homeowners with fire hydrants on their property to assist the Fire Department and DPW by clearing a three-foot area around the hydrant.
“Snow accumulation, drifting, or the results of snow removal can completely bury fire hydrants,” officials said in an alert. “Blocked hydrants can mean slower response times to a critical emergency if firefighters have to locate and clear a buried hydrant. Hydrants that are visible and accessible to firefighters is an important part of fire safety in every neighborhood.”
According to the National Weather Service , temperatures are expected to stay temperate throughout the afternoon, before dropping on Wednesday night with as many as four inches of snow. On Thursday, the snow is expected to pick up, with another three to seven inches expected with strong winds. A winter storm warning and hazardous weather warning will be in effect from midnight until 6 p.m. on Thursday.